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Mon 05.02
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The Best Bags for Moms with Kids of Different Ages

In honor of Mother’s Day this upcoming Sunday, I’ve pulled together a list of gift options (bags, natch) that will not only delight her sartorial sense, but will give her the function she needs as a parent – of a child of any age. Take Elle Macpherson’s Hermès Jypsiere. She carried this when her kids were toddlers, and thanks to the timelessness and high-quality nature of Hermès pieces, it remains a go-to for her even now that they’re older.

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Mon 05.02
25% Off NET-A-PORTER: The VIP Section

25% Off NET-A-PORTER: The VIP Treatment

To anyone who questions the frequency with which you show up to lunch carrying a new bag, guess what? It pays to shop. If you’ve been as addicted to NET-A-PORTER as we have, then you received an e-mail this morning offering you a pretty 25% off discount that’s valid now through Sunday on the US site (to save some potential disappointment, note that this excludes items marked “New Season,” “Essentials,” or “Fine Jewelry”). The deduction is automatically applied at checkout, so just log in here and start shopping!

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25% Off NET-A-PORTER: The VIP Section
25% Off NET-A-PORTER: The VIP Section
25% Off NET-A-PORTER: The VIP Section
25% Off NET-A-PORTER: The VIP Section
Fri 04.29
7 Bags That Are out of Your Comfort Zone

7 Bags That Are out of Your Comfort Zone

Maybe it’s delirium from the heat, but summertime is when I like to get experimental and wear things I never thought I would. Going for something that surprises even yourself is a move guaranteed to make for some fun vacation photos of the “What was I thinking?” variety, but hey, playing it safe only ensures boredom in life. Get out of your shell and throw caution to the wind!

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7 Bags That Are out of Your Comfort Zone
7 Bags That Are out of Your Comfort Zone
7 Bags That Are out of Your Comfort Zone
7 Bags That Are out of Your Comfort Zone
Fri 04.29
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How to Wear Your Backpack Now: Take It to the Front

Front is the new back. And pack is the new bag. When it comes to casual dressing, the latest celeb bag trend isn’t just the roomy backpack, from the classic and quilted to the rugged and safari-inspired. It’s carrying your backpack in the front. Think 360° and use the straps to your full advantage. Also, use your hands. While the appeal of the backpack has long been in its capacity to free you up, now is the time to take a hands-on approach.

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How to Wear Your Backpack Now
Thu 04.28
Getting Into Character

Getting Into Character: The Five Essentials for Melisandre

Calling all Game of Thrones fans. Also, spoiler alert! With the premiere of the show’s sure-to-be-epic sixth season, we learned quite a bit about the divisive Melisandre…

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Getting Into Character
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Wed 04.27
The Ace of Spades

The Ace of Spades: An Interview with Kate Valentine

Back in January of 1993, a company launched that would go on to become one of America’s leading handbag brands. That company was Kate Spade. Founders Kate and husband Andy Spade left the über-successful business in 2007 and have now gone on with two former Kate Spade colleagues to launch Frances Valentine, a design house with an eye for playful, feminine style. She is so committed to it that she’s even changed her last name from Spade to Valentine (though it’s worth noting that the latter is a family name; her grandfather’s middle name, to be exact)! That’s some dedication. I once saw the two of them speak at an Amex forum and was very impressed with their story, so it was lovely to talk with her personally about what to expect from the new NYC-based studio. If you saw my post on the best beach totes, you know I’m already a fan!

Mon 04.25
Mother’s Day Giveaway

Mother’s Day Giveaway: Chanel Jumbo Flap Bag from Designer Vault!

For a mom, the best gift on Mother’s Day is the love of her children. But since she hopefully already has that, the next best thing is a Chanel Classic Flap bag (in JUMBO)! In honor of the May 8th holiday, we’ve partnered up with Designer Vault to give away just that – a blue Caviar leather Jumbo in excellent condition (estimated retail value: $5,500). I have my fingers crossed that you’ll win, but if you don’t, you’ll want a back-up present; e-commerce luxury consignment boutique Designer Vault has everything from Chanel bags to jewelry to shoes, all of which are sure to delight the finest lady in your life. Besides, if you do win, you’ll get to keep the gift you bought her (or if you’re a really great son or daughter, she’ll have the most memorable Mother’s Day ever!).

Mon 04.25
Stella Loves Dallas

Stella McCartney Pop Falabella: Tasting the Rainbow

You know when you daydream your favorite designer is also your BFF and you get to hang out all day together? A champagne lunch followed by a great party for your kids? That kind of fantasy gets even better when your imaginary BFF, aka Stella McCartneyicon, turns out to be the warmest, friendliest, and most fun girl (not to mention the one with the best clothes) you can imagine. Yeah, that happened!

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Fri 04.22
Top 9 Purple Accessories

A Tribute to Prince: Purple Party

I couldn’t even begin to count the number of memories I made in junior high in the ’80s listening to Prince’s music. Not many know this, but aside from his own songs, he also wrote hits for the likes of Chaka Khan (“I Feel for You”), The Bangles (“Manic Monday” – Yup! That was him), and Sinead O’Connor (“Nothing Compares 2 You” – a personal favorite). Prince was one of the best musicians of our time, and his personal life was just as inspiring; he credits childhood bullies as the reason he turned to music (If they weren’t so mean to him, I would thank them!). So, yes, this is a sappy tribute to one of my all-time favorite artists, a man we lost much, much too soon.

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